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What's New:

The New England School of Addiction and Prevention Studies program will take place June 9 – 12, 2014 at Worcester State University, Worcester, MA. Most New England state alcohol and drug abuse agencies are offering partial scholarship assistance. For further information, visit www.neias.org  or contact neias@neias.org  or 207-621-2549.

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Reports:

  • Substance Abuse Block Grant Behavioral Health Assessment Plan 2014 (PDF)
  • Substance Abuse Services Commission Report on: LD 1501 Resolve (PDF)
  • 2010 Report Card on Maine Substance Abuse Services (PDF) from the Maine Substance Abuse Services Commission
  • Evaluation of the Impact of Medication Assisted Treatment in Maine, March 2010 (Word | PDF)
  • Prescription Drug Abuse: Strategies to Stop the Epidemic, 2013, (PDF) -By Trust for America's Health.
  • National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH): State-level data from the NSDUH shows that Maine residents did not report significantly more misuse of prescription pain relievers than either the national or the northeast population. Map  Additionally,
  • Maine had declines in the percent of persons 12 and older that needed but did not receive treatment for illicit drug abuse between 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 (from 2.73% to 2.38%).
  • Maine had a decrease in underage past month alcohol use between 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 (from 26.61% to 25.09% among 12-20 year olds).
  • Maine is in the top fifth of states for past month marijuana use among all age groups (12 and older, 12-17 year olds, 18-25 year olds, 26 and older).

The full report is available at: http://www.samhsa.gov/data/NSDUH/2k10State/NSDUHsae2010/NSDUHsaeTOC2010.pdf

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